Get Paid to Protect Haim Steinbach's Sculptures

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Haim Steinbach's "Untitled (breast mugs, Marilyn guitar) I-2" (1990) features an electric guitar and eight ceramic mugs. (Photo: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery)

A source just informed The Observer that Chelsea’s Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is currently hiring attendants to monitor its space during its upcoming Haim Steinbach exhibition, titled “Creature.”

Thank goodness.

As The Observer reported in its profile of Mr. Steinbach last month, the sculptor is going to show quite a few works in his trademark style–pieces comprised of nothing more than objects sitting freely on shelves–which means that there will be plenty of things that could be stolen or damaged.

The job listing on the New York Foundation for the Arts’s website reads:

“This individual must have a neat and clean appearance, and previous work in an art setting is a plus. Time is flexible, but 4 or 8 hour shifts are being scheduled (Tuesday – Saturday, September 8 – October 22, 2011).”

It pays just $8 an hour, but it does come with some important bonuses: experience working at a contemporary art gallery and–even better–the opportunity to spend plenty of quality time with Mr. Steinbach’s remarkable art.